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Simeon is bored, even with his latest war game. When he hears of the arrival of an out-of-control refugee ship, he welcomes the excitement. But the refugees' story is horrifying: they were attacked by space barbarians. If anyone is to survive another attack, Simeon must turn his war game hobby into the real thing! This tale is narrated by television and stage actress Constance Towers (Capitol).

Copyright ©1993 by Bill Fawcett and Associates, Abridgment Approved by the Authors; Copyright (P)1994 by Dove Audio, Inc.

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Cropped and chopped

I am a huge Anne McCaffrey fan and was enormously disappointed in how this book was edited and read. Key parts of the story line which developed the characters and showed the development of their relationship were missing. The delivery was nearly monotone. This was a huge disappointment. I don't care for abridged editions of anything, but this was worse than most.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Abridged!

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This is one of my favorite "shell person" novels, but the abridgement cut too much of the character development and other pieces that add so much to the story. I wish that there was a complete version.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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It's abridged-Don't waste your credits or money

I don't think anyone should get this title. I didn't realize that this was an abridged novel until I started listening to it and I started missing details right from the start. I had read the book years ago, but there were scenarios that I remembered that I was looking forward to hearing and they were gone! And since it has been produced in this form, I believe it is unlikely that it will be produced in the full form anytime soon. I hate this. I have nothing against the narrator; it's not her fault. The story -->in the original book, is superb. But don't waste your money or credits on this neutered, hollow shell of a story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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The One Time I Didn't Read The Reviews

I was so excited to see this book available on Audible I didn't stop to read the reviews like I usually do. I wish I had! I would not have wasted my money on this abridged version. So much of the story was completely cut out! The parts that made the characters fascinating and have a reason to do the things they did... just gone. The performance is ok, not the best I've ever heard but not the worst, either. Unfortunately, not even the best narrator could make up for the butchering of the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic!

I wish it was the unabridged version. The book is fabulous! I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook.

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Absolute perfection

Fully rounded characters. Well built universe fascinating story line and JOAT makes everything seem realistic this series will let you laugh and cry with the storyline in an enjoyable escape life as we know it .

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  • 12-01-11

Great Concept, Awesome story.

What a great concept and storyline. Anne did an awesome job with the details, and I felt Conctance captured the charecters well. Great value at under ten bucks!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful